POL314H1: Public Opinion and Voting

Hours: 
24L

The attitudes and behaviour of the mass public in Canada and other western democracies, with emphasis on voting and elections. Themes include the nature of social, psychological, and economic forces on public opinion and voting, political participation, mass media, public opinion polling, electoral systems, the role of parties, leaders, and issues in elections. Students will have the opportunity to work with data from the Canadian Election Studies and other sources.

Prerequisite: 

POL232H1/​ POL242Y1/​an equivalent course in quantitative research methods

Exclusion: 

POL314Y1/​POLC21H3

Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)